Celebrity Esperanto AMAs
Chuck Smith and Evildea (Amikumu app)
Sat, Oct 22: 13:30 Los Angeles, 16:30 New York, 20:30 UTC, 22:30 Berlin
Sun, Oct 23: 7:30 Sydney
Hey there, Chuck Smith and Richard Delamore (a.k.a. Evildea) here. As you've probably already heard, we're developing an app called Amikumu, which you can use to find language partners near you, whether that's as niche as Esperanto, as popular as English or as visual as American Sign Language, you'll be able to find people to talk with (in over 7,000+ languages including 100+ sign languages)!
We've been blown away by the support from the language community as we launched our Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday and already reached our goal to raise €8,500 (US$9,400) in just 27 hours... you're all so amazing! Now we're going for our second stretch goal... next adding events to the app if we reach €13,000. So, we're going to be here on Duolingo's official forum for a couple hours on Sunday (or Saturday morning for those of you down under). Ask Us Anything in English or Esperanto! It doesn't even have to be about the app.
You can find our campaign at Amikumu on Kickstarter
Aŭg 2016: Slavik Ivanov (Language Festivals)
Jul 2016: Benny Lewis (Fluent in 3 Months)
May 2016: Christopher Mihm (Esperanto filmmaker)
Jan 2016: Chuck Smith (Esperantisto de la Jaro)
Nov 2015: Tim Morley (TEDx: Learn Esperanto First)
Oct 2015: Jonny M (Raggae Singer)
Sep 2015: Veronika Poór (Muzaiko, TEJO, UEA)
Sep 2015: Evildea (Esperanto YouTuber)
Jun 2015: Esperanto Duolingo team
Laŭ mia aktuala plano, mi malfermos la fadenon je la 20:00 mezeŭropa tempo por ke eŭropanoj povu starigi demandojn, kiujn li povos respondi dum la planita tempo. :)
According to my current plan, I'll open the thread at 8pm Central European Time so that Europeans can ask questions, which he can then answer according to schedule. :)
Most folk here (the U.K.) are, as far as I've experienced throughout my life, quite aware of how our time zone relates to mainland Europe (which is pretty uniform for the most part), so the info regarding Germany's timezone is enough. We initiate and end DST on the same dates, so there's no issues with misalignment - we're always an hour behind.
I know, right? I live in the Mountain Time zone and I just missed it again. :(